Her educational background is human and comparative nutrition. At present her research mainly regards basic mechanisms underlying effects of new feed ingredients on gut function and health in fish. 

Her administrative experience is extensive. She is serving as the elected leader (2012-) of the Aquamedicine and Nutrition Group at FVM and leads the Feed panel of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (1995 – ongoing), for which she was leader in the period 2003-2010.